Opened in 2012 under the name Cigars El Purus Perfecto, when Matthew Scott Senge took over a little over a year ago, he rebranded using Perfecto Cigar, and has pushed to make it the best cigar shop in Mississippi ever since.
"The whole philosophy behind my shop is that the customer doesn’t care how much you know until they know how much you care,” Matthew said of wanting to provide exceptional customer service. "When they come in this door they know that they can leave whatever it is that is bugging them out there, and can come in here and be part of family.”
When you walk into Perfecto Cigars you will immediately feel at home with their large leather recliners, fireplace, flat-screen TVs & art hanging from the walls, as well as large plants throughout the shop. There also is a self-serve gourmet coffee station to brew a cup before heading into the large walk-in humidor filled with some of the over 40,000 cigars they have in inventory.
Perfecto keeps over forty cigars in stock, with brands such as Gurkha, Camacho, La Palina, Oscar, Oliva, Kristoff, Kafie, Ashton, Perdomo, and more. They range anywhere from $6, to the most expensive $35 Micallef Reserva, which Matthew says is the best he’s smoked in a long time.
For the cigar aficionado, the shop offers membership to their Club Perfecto, where for $500 a year you get an on-site locker to store your cigars, VIP admittance to events with preferred seating, a $100 cigar credit, 25% off all boxes and 20% off any other purchase, to go along with one free cigar a month. You can also come on their new live radio show to promote your business, or have your commercial played during the show.
The Smokin Aces live radio show broadcasts every Tuesday night from the shop, and can be found on iTunes, Stitcher, Outcast, Spotify, and blogtalkradio.com. The show not only talks about cigars, but current events, sports, and politics. Matthew said that it has become so popular that they had over a half a million downloads in just the first three weeks of broadcasting.
Perfecto Cigars holds events every Friday from 6pm-11pm, where cigar vendors, brokers, or companies will come with their cigars to provide exclusive deals. The Friday before Christmas Kristoff Cigars will be in the shop, and Rocky Patel is coming in January. Ranging from $10 to $25, there are three ticket tiers. The Robusto ticket gets you in the door, the Toro ticket that gets you a free cigar and 10% all purchases, and the El Presidente ticket that gets you two free cigars, a 20% discount, and two-hour early access where you can get VIP seating, talk with the special guests, and get your cigar boxes autographed.
Perfecto Cigars is open seven days a week from 10am-8pm. Besides their large selection of cigars, you can purchase lighters, pipes, humidors, and a large selection of Mississippi craft beers. Be sure to inquire about the unique opportunity Matthew is offering this February for five of his costumers who will be able to tag along with him and his staff to the Perdomo Cigar factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. Be sure to have your passport up to date, as this is an event not to be missed.
3827 Bienville Blvd, Ste 6